Aug 1, 2017, 12:20 PM
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Trump after killing Iran nuclear deal: Expert

New York, Aug 1, IRNA – US President Donald Trump has ordered his security aides to 'find a rationale for declaring that Iran is violating the terms of the accord [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action],' according to an American television talk show.

The order is given to the US security officials while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed Iran's commitment to the JCPOA.

Also, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in April 2017 that Iran remained compliant with the 2015 deal.

In addition, Yukiya Amano, the IAEA Director General through his Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors in June 2017, declared verification of Iran to the nuclear deal.

About Trump's order to his staff to find a way to refrain from certifying, President of the National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi who was the guest of Democracy Now, the American TV and radio program, on Monday said, 'In reality, he [Trump] has told them to fabricate a way, because what the plan appears to be is to try to request access to Iranian non-nuclear sites, knowing very well that as long as those are based on zero proper intelligence, the Iranians are going to reject.

'And once they reject, the Trump administration calculates that they will be able to say that the Iranians are out of compliance with the deal, and, that way, start moving towards what ultimately, most likely, will be some form of a military confrontation.'

'Had it been up to Trump, he would have done it in the most reckless way possible, which is just to completely deny that the IAEA has certified that Iran is in compliance, and then claim that Iran isn’t, and try to break the deal that way,' Parsi told the American TV program.

About two weeks ago, the global news magazine 'Foreign Policy' wrote '…, it was not only Tillerson who argued for certifying that Iran was living up to the deal. Defense Secretary James Mattis, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, also backed the move.'

Trump, however, was clearly upset that Tillerson told him he had no choice but to certify Iran was in compliance, Foreign Policy added.

In related development and on the occasion of the second anniversary of the JCPOA, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini released a statement on July 14 saying that the JCPOA was an historic achievement for the security of the region and of the whole world, a success for multilateral diplomacy that has proven to work and deliver.

'This deal belongs to the international community, having been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, that expects all sides to keep the commitments they took two years ago,' Mogherini said in her statement.

Iran and world powers reached a landmark nuclear agreement known as JCPOA on July 14, 2015. When Iran's peaceful nuclear program was verified by the IAEA, 'Implementation Day' of the JCPOA was announced and anti-Iran sanctions were lifted on January 16, 2016.

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